English for the Modern World

This course focuses on nonfiction literature and personal/reflective writing as a means to learning more about one’s self and today’s world. The class reads a variety of nonfiction pieces such as Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie and Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, along with supplementary articles/essays from a variety of other nonfiction authors. Students compose a variety of personal pieces in the form of journals and narrative essays, along with creating multimedia projects, all of which are designed to explore how personal experience connects to one’s beliefs/feelings. There also will be an emphasis on how written and verbal communication outside of the academic setting can benefit one’s performance in the workplace.